Spicy Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

Spicy Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

Main Dish Ribs

Cooking ribs in the pressure cooker is an easy and fast way to put food on your plate. The heat from this dish is countered very nicely with the sweetness. If you like spicy food, then you will love this recipe! If you aren't too tolerant of spicy foods, I included a slight variation in the notes. Enjoy!

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 591
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 2h 8m


  • 1 habanero pepper, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle cola
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1   Combine habanero pepper, black pepper, MSG, paprika, and cumin in a bowl. Rub mixture evenly over ribs; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 2   Combine cola, apple cider, jam, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar together in another bowl; stir well.
  • 3   Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Add ribs in batches; cook until browned all all sides, about 8 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside. Add onions and garlic to the pot. Cook and stir until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Return ribs to the pot; pour in cola mixture.
  • 4   Close pot securely and place pressure regulator over vent according to manufacturer's instructions. Bring to high pressure, with rapid steam escaping the cooker, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes. Let pressure release naturally according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes.
  • 5   Combine water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; mix until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • 6   Open pot carefully; transfer ribs to a plate. Skim any extra fat off the top of the liquid; drain to remove any solid bits. Return liquid to the pot. Mix in the cornstarch slurry. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat, until boiling. Remove from heat. Add ribs back in and coat in the liquid.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 44.1g 68%
    Saturated Fat 18.0g  
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 224mg 9%
Potassium 328mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 25.1g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Protein 22g 44%
Sugars 18g  
Vitamin A 331IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 38mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 5mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 23mg  
Folate 9mcg